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How to set up a Linux Virtual Machine for Selenium Grid – Part 2

By | 2017-08-14T10:54:18+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Categories: Selenium Grid|Tags: , , , , , |

Linux Virtual Machine for Selenium Grid Part 2, link to part 1 Step 6 - Software installation and updates Xubuntus default Web Browser is Mozilla Firefox, and can be launched from the Application Launcher by clicking “Web Browser”. Checking the currently installed version from Help>About Firefox we see it’s the somewhat out-of-date version 45. There’s no [...]

How to set up a Linux Virtual Machine for Selenium Grid – Part 1

By | 2017-08-14T10:53:31+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Categories: Selenium Grid|Tags: , , , , |

As a follow on to the earlier tutorial How to set up a Selenium Grid for Remote WebDriver Execution, in this tutorial we are going to set up a small Linux Virtual Machine (VM) for running remote WebDriver tests via Selenium Grid. Broadly the steps involved are: Acquire and Install Virtual Machine Software Create a virtual [...]

Behaviour Driven Development (BDD)

By | 2017-07-21T12:58:12+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Categories: BDD, SpecFlow|Tags: , , , , , |

What is Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)? History eXtreme Programming (XP) and Test-Driven Development (TDD) have been around for a long time. The idea was for stakeholders and testers to write automated tests that expressed their desired outcome from the system. These would fail to begin with as there was no code to test against, but [...]

How to use the new Step Record Feature in Appium Desktop Inspector

By | 2017-07-13T09:43:10+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Categories: Appium|Tags: , , , |

Appium Desktop 1.1.0 beta4 introduces a Step Recorder. This allows you to record user actions and produces code for you. This can then be copied into Eclipse to give you a boiler-plate script to expand from. This is very useful for learning Appium or for creating templates to get up and running quickly. Step 1 - [...]

How to install Pickles UI on Windows

By | 2017-08-03T08:42:20+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: BDD, SpecFlow|Tags: , , , , |

This blog accompanies our BDD SpecFlow training course. It takes you step by step through installing Pickles and configuring reports in Pickles UI. Step 1 - Install Chocolatey Go to Click Install Copy the link below the Installing Chocolatey section: @"%SystemRoot%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe" -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString(''))" && SET "PATH=%PATH%;%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\chocolatey\bin" Open a command prompt [...]

How to add Microsoft Edge Browser to your Selenium Grid

By | 2017-07-07T09:15:59+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Categories: Selenium Grid, Selenium WebDriver|Tags: , , , |

This blog follows on from the previous blog about how to set up Selenium Grid for WebDriver or for Ranorex Web Testing. These instructions show you how to also include the Microsoft Edge Browser in your established Grid running on a Windows local host machine. Step 1 - Download MicrosoftWebDriver The first step is to download [...]

How to install Appium Server Command Line on Windows

By | 2017-07-05T10:08:27+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Categories: Appium, Selenium WebDriver|Tags: , , , , , |

Installing Appium Server on Windows In our Appium courses we use Appium Desktop as it provides a nice GUI wrapper around Appium Server and includes the Inspector for element identification and a step recorder. However, we may wish to integrate our Appium testing into Continuous Integration (CI) such as Jenkins. So we will want to start [...]

How to set up a Selenium Grid for Remote WebDriver Execution

By | 2017-05-19T12:11:42+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Categories: Automated Testing, Selenium Grid, Selenium WebDriver|Tags: , , , |

For those of you that are using Selenium WebDriver 3 but haven't set up a remote Selenium Server, here is a simple guide to get you going. In this example we are just using 2 PCs. PC1 - This is the PC with Eclipse and WebDriver 3 installed (IP: PC2 - This is the remote [...]

How to set up a Selenium Grid for Ranorex Web Test Remote Execution

By | 2017-04-19T09:59:24+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: Automated Testing, Ranorex, Selenium WebDriver|Tags: , , , |

Ranorex 7 has a brilliant new feature of being able to execute web tests against remote machines using Selenium Server. This allows us to execute tests in parallel against multiple browsers and on various platforms (Linux, Windows, Mac). For those of you that are using Ranorex but haven't set up a remote Selenium server, here is [...]

Ranorex 7.0 to be released in next few weeks

By | 2017-03-29T09:16:07+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Categories: Automated Testing, Ranorex|Tags: , , |

Ranorex 7.0 Major Release is due in the next few weeks with some amazing new features Integration with your exsiting Selenium WebDriver testing Execute Web tests on remote machines with Selenium Server or Grid Re-designed WPF plug-in for better supprt of WPF apps including shorter RanoreXPath Revised support for 3rd party controls: Infragistics, Telerik and DevExpress [...]